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Lamar County now has 163 confirmed cases of COVID-19, two reported Wednesday and another three today, according to the Paris/Lamar County Health District.

Wednesday's reported cases included two females, ages 37 and 52. Today's cases include two males, ages 35 and 45, and a 25-year old female.

Of the total, 156 cases are community spread and seven are travel related.

To date,  the county has 11 deaths related to Covid-19, and 108 positive cases have recovered, according to health district director Gina Prestridge.

Below is a breakdown of confirmed cases by age and gender.

  • 10-19 2 male 4 female
  • 20-29- 6 male 13 females
  • 30-39- 14 males 15 females
  • 40-49 6 male 17 females
  • 50-59 10 males 11 females
  • 60-69 14 males 21 females
  • 70-79 6 males 13 females
  • 80 + 6 males 5 females

Mary Madewell is a staff writer for The Paris News. She can be reached at 903-785-6976 or at

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